§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Prime Minister (1) whether he will give the total number of employees in his Department who were on 1st July receiving in salaries and expenses £135 or more per week;
(2) what was the total number of civil servants in his Department on 1st October 1974 and at the latest date; what were their salaries and expenses; and how many to date receive £135 or more per week in salaries.
§ The Prime Minister
The number of staff employed in No. 10 Downing Street on 1st October 1974 was 68 full-time and three part-time. The cost of their salaries in the financial year 1974–5 was £234,000. The number of staff in post on 1st July 1977 was 71 full-time and one part time. The provision made in the Estimates for 1977–8 for salaries is £422,400. As at 1st July 1977, 17 employees in No. 10 Downing Street were receiving £135 or more per week in salaries.